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Mandatory SAT Prep in Public High Schools

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Camila Brenda Gizzel
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Our goal is to introduce legislation that will make SAT preparation a mandatory course in HIgh Schools, so that students aren't at a disability when taking tests due to lack of preparation or money for preparatory classes. 
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Camila Brenda Gizzel
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Gun violence

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My name is Kyrai and I live in Philadelphia. In my communtiy crime rate is through the room. Most of these crimes is gun violnce. Every day a teen is subjected toi gun violnce and may have lost their life. I myself have lost a loved one to gun violnce. The bardy hand gun policy states that everyone needs to go through a background check before they can be issued a hand gun. However hundrards of people are getting their hands on handguns, that are to young to obtain a handgun and doesnt go through the correct background check, even with the Brady handgun law in effect. The Brady handgun policy needs to be modified and enforced.

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Gentrification

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Camila Lindsey Robin Gordon Gizzel
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I'm a senior at Maya Angelou Community High School. The CIvil Action Project I'm working on is bringing awareness to the issue of gentrification in our community. Do you know what gentrification is? 
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Camila Lindsey Robin Gordon Gizzel
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Metal Detectors and School Violence.

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Camila Ingrid Michelle Gabriela
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Should schools have more metal detectors in order to prevent mass shootings and violence ?



We need scanners to be in all NYC public schools. Air conditioners are about to be mandatory in all schools yet lives are being taken, and students are learning in  an unsafe environments which is why majority of these school shootings and stabbings come from schools with low security . What are we doing about it ? Something has to be done and security and scanning is the answer . Recently in Urban assembly for wildlife conservation 2 kids were stabbed and one died. In this school there was little to no security and their were no scanners. Now in a time where we need more education a school is being shut down because of a lack of security.  There are over 1,700 public schools in NYC yet in the school there are only 193 reported Scanners that would ensure the safety of our students.



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Camila Ingrid Michelle Gabriela
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Bullying

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Lindsey Kimberly Isabel Gabriela
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Does Rachel’s challenge have the potential to kill bullying? Why or why not?

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Lindsey Kimberly Isabel Gabriela
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Homelessness in south central

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Camila Carlos Brenda Gizzel Gabriela Alan
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Homelessness in south central has been a issue for years now. Many people don't pay attention on the affects homelessness causes on our community and society. We are trying to raise awareness in our community and help prevail the end of homelessness or reduce the issue.
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Camila Carlos Brenda Gizzel Gabriela Alan
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Closed Campus Policy

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Ingrid Norma Marisol
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The problem and policy that I am working is a closed campus at York High School. My school does not allow students go and eat off the High School Campus. Our goal for this policy is to have the administration allow students to go and get lunch from local/nearby restaurants, or at home within the time given. Closed campus currently is a problem at my school because there are not always healthy lunch choice options, and/or students do not like the lunch that is provided for them. If open campus was granted, it would give Seniors the chance to have freedom, as well as have a break from school if needed and/or choose too. With that, I just wanted to discuss and get input on your schools and if they have open campus. If they do, does if create disciplinary issues, and how are they handled?  How does open campus benefit you during your school day?

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Ingrid Norma Marisol
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School Shootings

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Melissa Norma Lindsey
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Is anyone following the Stoneman Douglas High School students in Florida? They are bringing facts, intelligence, and passion to influence public policy. They are being heard. 
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School Lunches

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Ricky Dina Sabrina Juan Korianna Carlos Leslie Laurissa Charles Daissy Kaya Justin Jasmin Armando Antonio Kristin Paola Owen Melissa Kaety Ixchel
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Should schools be required to give out strictly healthy food choices or should their be a happy medium between healthy and delicious?  

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Ricky Dina Sabrina Juan Korianna Carlos Leslie Laurissa Charles Daissy Kaya Justin Jasmin Armando Antonio Kristin Paola Owen Melissa Kaety Ixchel
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Littering

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Jose Tiyana Raphael Aldo Hali Andrea Karym Robin Epenisa
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Many people in our society dont understand how they are harming and slower destroying their homes by throwing trash where its not suppose to go and instead deside to throw their trash on streets, parks, etc.
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Jose Tiyana Raphael Aldo Hali Andrea Karym Robin Epenisa
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Trade Program implementation

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Brenda Gabriela Gizzel
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Our plan is to obtain a partnership with a trade school and implement one or more of their trade classes in our school academic curriculum throughout each student's high school year.
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Brenda Gabriela Gizzel
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Dropout prevention

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Gabriela Gizzel
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my civic action project is on dropouts and how we can keep students in school and get students to take their studies seriously and aware that school is needed to have a good future and know that education is needed to create a path to their succes.

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Gabriela Gizzel
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School Scanning Policy

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We are proposing a modification of the enforcement of students found with drugs in our school. Students who are caught with drugs in the school should be given more harsh disciplinary consequences. Provisions for the removal from the classroom and from school property and school functions of students and other persons who violate the code; e. provisions prescribing the period for which a disruptive pupil may be removed from the classroom for each incident, provided that no such pupil shall return to the classroom until the principal makes a final determination pursuant to Education Law section 3214(3-a)(c), or the period of removal expires, whichever is less. In HSCL, you are sometimes punished with in-school suspension, which means that you are still exposed to other students and you are put into a designated area to do your work. Those who are caught in school with drugs should be expelled.



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Scanner u

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Gizzel Robin Michael Michael Adrian
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What will it take to get more scanners in my school

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Gizzel Robin Michael Michael Adrian
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Suicide Barriers On The George Washington Bridge.

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Gizzel Brenda Michelle
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In NYC the George Washington Bridge is known for its suicide rate. Only the 4ft high walkway fence is to blame. We want to get a suicide barrier high enough where a person cannot climb over on both sides of the bridge without defacing the bridge.  
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Gizzel Brenda Michelle
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Enforce NYC's Public Schools' 'No Sagging Pants' policy

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Brenda Michelle
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In NYC's public high schools, sagging pants has become a fashionable trend and has been publicized by celebrities- therefore resulting in an increase of students copying this 'style' of wearing their pants below their waistlines. This goes against the Department of Education and the New York City Chancellor's regulations, which state that one must not wear clothing that reveals undergarments, such as briefs and underwear, both of which are typically exposed when one sags his/her pants.
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Brenda Michelle
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Hindu holidays on school calander

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Robin Gizzel
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In all New York Public Schools Calendars Hindu Holidays are not mention. This action is not justified and is discriminating against Hinduism therefor we are proposing a policy of administering  the two Hindu holidays Holi and Diwali on the school calendar.   How would society react to this proposal? Why is Hindu holidays the only holiday not included on the calendar like other religious holidays? 
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Robin Gizzel
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Robbery (reduce)

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Robin Gabriel Gordon Alan Salma
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Hey, my name is David Turcios I come to the school Maya Angelou H.S. I'm a senior student there & I want to reduce the level rate of Burgarly crime. Here in the community there is a lot of burgarly crime & I want to put a stop to it !


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Robin Gabriel Gordon Alan Salma
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Driver's Ed

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Robin Gabriela Brenda Gizzel
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We are proposing for the High school for Community Leadership to implement a drivers education course into the school curriculum for students who are 16 years of age and older.  Our goal is to have this program implemented at the High School for Community Leadership for next school year. However, student behavior and grades will be a determining factor of eligibility into the program.


Some Questions about it:

What steps are needed to institute a driving class in the school?

Can students take part of the school parking lot?

Should the students get permission from parents to have the driving class?

Will low income students get a fee waiver for the driver’s ed class?

Will we be able to manage the price of Driver’s Ed classes? (are all programs $500 like Edison?)

Are there any equipments or books needed to be bought before taking the class?

Will be there any insurance policy in the driving programme?

How do you become a certified driver’s ed teacher?

At what time students will have that class?

Will be there any grading system in the driving class?     

What place the driving class will be taken?

If any equipments are needed, do the students have to bring it themselves or will the school provide it?

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Robin Gabriela Brenda Gizzel
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More Montessori Schools

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Michelle Gizzel
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Schools nowadays have become so dependent on the use of technology that they've lost the ability to let students learn with hands on activities. Schools only focus on teaching you the information to pass the standardized tests than the information that will get you farther in life. Making schools become montessori will get students to engage more with the class through hands on activities and there'll be smaller class sizes for more one on one with the teacher/instructor. This set up will hopefully encourage more students to do well in school, which in turn will reduce the drop out rate. As well as encourage those students to find a career that they are interested in, so they can further educate themselves through a university, trade school, or technical college.

 

Goals: Make schools more interesting with hands on learning, smaller class sizes, and more one-on-one time with teachers.

 

Supporters:

  • Students- Learn information in unique and different ways which in turn will make them more interested in education.
  • Parents- Their children would be more willing to get a higher education knowing what they want to do.
  • Teachers- They will have more students passing their classes with higher grades.

 

Opposers:

  • Teachers- Would have to be more involved with their students learning
  • Taxpayers- In order for classes to be more interesting the schools would need to buy more supplies.
  • Schools Districts- With class sizes being smaller, school systems would need to find ways of offering more classes without changing school size.

 

Advantages:

  • More one-on-one time for students to get help from teachers.
  • Smaller class sizes.
  • Hands on projects will keep student interested in learning.
  • Students will get better grades from being more interested in school (Hopefully).
  • Students will know what they want to learn for their major/minor.
  • Reduced drop out rate (Hopefully).
  • More jobs for teachers.

Disadvantages:

  • Limited number of students allowed in schools.
  • School systems would need to enlarge schools or create more schools.
  • Not all students enjoy hands on learning.
  • Taxes would go up to pay for the supplies.

 

Feel free to ask any questions or offer up ideas to make this better. We're open to suggestions.

 

-Kenya Parker,Selena Krivoruchko, Nastasjia Plunkett

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Michelle Gizzel
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Hand Dryer in Your School Bathrooms

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Michelle Gilbert
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How many times have you went to the bathroom and left without drying your hands? When was the last time you witnessed paper towels left on the floor in the bathroom? Furthermore, we are trying to encourage the use of hand dryers in bathrooms, how do you feel about this topic?


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Gangs (why join?)

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Gabriel Gilbert Tiyana Hali Andrea Cyan Monte Maria Joaquin Jerrick Jonathan Alexander Miguel Antonio Monica
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Do you believe that teens join gangs on their own or for some personal reason?
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Gabriel Gilbert Tiyana Hali Andrea Cyan Monte Maria Joaquin Jerrick Jonathan Alexander Miguel Antonio Monica
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Gender Equality in Schools

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Gilbert Leslie Sarah Jasmine RoenaJoy Ixchel
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Have you noticed the amount of unfair treatment towards certain genders in schools? Well, I have and I am prepared to do something about it. It isn't fair for one gender to be treated differently at school, and in general. The dress code is a big deal for reaching a higher standard of gender equality. It is no surprise that girls are treated differently when it comes to the school dress code. They have a lot more rules than the guys and they are enforced more often then the guys rules are. I have only seen guys be told to pull their pants up when they are sagging. They are never told to go home and get a belt and they are never told to go to the office. We all know as soon as the teacher or security guard turns their head the pants will drop right back down to where they were before. They could also be wearing a tank top, which is against the dress code, but no punishments will be enforced. However, when it comes to girls being dressed coded they get sent home for the smallest things. For instance, they are wearing flip flops, or a tank top that covers the entire shoulder but is still considered a tank top. How is a girl going to be sent home for a tank top when a guy isn't. It honestly doesn't make any sense to me. My plan is to get at least teachers and security guards to send guys home for breaking the dress code. 

It's not just the dress though. I have noticed that some teachers tend to treat girls better than guys. It is one thing to have a favorite student who is a girl but it is a whole other thing to treat the girls better. I understand that some guys can be pretty idiotic but so can some girls also. It isn't fair for the guys to be treated differently. They are just as human as girls. Teachers should either find a way to be neutral with the class or show favorites to both genders. 

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Gilbert Leslie Sarah Jasmine RoenaJoy Ixchel
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condom distribution

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Brenda George Julissa Kayla Alberto Andrea Jailene Cindia Cesar Alan Carlos Blanca David Allison Zinnia Khalif Tahmiyaah Darren Per6 Period 6 Per1 Per1 Corayma Per6 Luis Rhianna Per1 Kiara Angelina Zoe Kevin Evelyn Joshua Angel Santiago Kyle Owen Noureen Jesus Eunique Andrea Finau Ivan Jeremy Alejandra Esmir Brian Tijara Shelia Salma Claudia
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Do you think condoms should be given out at school at school for safe sex purposes?

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Brenda George Julissa Kayla Alberto Andrea Jailene Cindia Cesar Alan Carlos Blanca David Allison Zinnia Khalif Tahmiyaah Darren Per6 Period 6 Per1 Per1 Corayma Per6 Luis Rhianna Per1 Kiara Angelina Zoe Kevin Evelyn Joshua Angel Santiago Kyle Owen Noureen Jesus Eunique Andrea Finau Ivan Jeremy Alejandra Esmir Brian Tijara Shelia Salma Claudia
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STATUTORY RAPE

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Brenda Gizzel
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What's your definition of statutory rape? how would you make awareness in your community? 

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Brenda Gizzel
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Body Cams on Police

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Gizzel
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Do you think that it is necessary for police officers to wear body cams in NYC?
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Gizzel
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Modifying School Safety

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Gizzel
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Should schools implement the Barracuda device? It is a device in which it prevents the doors from being open from the outside in case of emergency. 
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texting and driving

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Joseph Mia Freddy Amardeo Saud Raphael Monte Sabrina Patrick Elizabet Kahsir Denzel Cynthia Per6 Per1
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do you think texting and driving is a problem in our community 

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Joseph Mia Freddy Amardeo Saud Raphael Monte Sabrina Patrick Elizabet Kahsir Denzel Cynthia Per6 Per1
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Home for the holidays

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Melissa Aldo Karym
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We are going to be giving free toys,books, and clothes to the families that aren’t fortunate enough to be able to celebrate the holidays traditionally. Do you think it’s a good idea to give toys,book, and clothing to the families around the community? Will it benefit the community?
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Animal Abuse

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Nyah Blanca Angel Santiago Mariani Kaya Karen Armando Kristin Yakelin Lizbeth Vanessa Miguel Alejandra Nemi
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Animal’s abuse has been going on for a while. Because animals don’t have a voice, we talk for them. Image you have a pet dog. He ran away from home because the gate was open. A stranger grab the dog and took him home. You are looking for you dog and the stranger is abusing it at the same moment. How can we stop these abusers?

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Nyah Blanca Angel Santiago Mariani Kaya Karen Armando Kristin Yakelin Lizbeth Vanessa Miguel Alejandra Nemi
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Field Trips

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Ariel Autumn Shaun Siomara Alexus Tilomai Cindia Cesar Alberto Blanca Epenisa Period 6 Per1 Per6 Per4 Eric Carla Jennifer Per4 Per6 Per6 Oscar
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Would your attitude change towards school if you were able to attend/ experience more field trips or out-of-class activities?

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Ariel Autumn Shaun Siomara Alexus Tilomai Cindia Cesar Alberto Blanca Epenisa Period 6 Per1 Per6 Per4 Eric Carla Jennifer Per4 Per6 Per6 Oscar
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Sexaul Assault Policy

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Yeissy Samia Phoenix Ryanna Kayla Daijah Andrea Aileen Kyrai Eric Taylor Marissa Kawanna
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Why do you think that so many sexual assault victims are scared to talk about what happened to them and why they blame themselves for what happened?

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Yeissy Samia Phoenix Ryanna Kayla Daijah Andrea Aileen Kyrai Eric Taylor Marissa Kawanna
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abusive foster care system

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Sara Autumn Tilomai Diego Daisy Korianna Michell Jerri
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our groups is working on coming up with ways to make the foster care system better for the children, a safer environment. what are some policies or ideas that could help us with this issue?.
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Sara Autumn Tilomai Diego Daisy Korianna Michell Jerri
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Toy Drive

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Lamisa Raphael Aldo Hali Siomara Cynthia Robin
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Do you think kids should be embarrassed to accept charity toys from people that are trying to help out?
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Lamisa Raphael Aldo Hali Siomara Cynthia Robin
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Animal Abuse

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Melissa Nia Faizur Alberto Robin Elizabet Dulce Gizzel
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Our project consists of ways we the people can help our community decrease the amount of animal abuse that happens daily and understand why it occurs , Our policy is Cruelty to a dog or a cat is a Class A Misdemeanor, punishable with a fine up to $1,000 and/or imprisonment up to 6 months. Intentionally torturing a dog or a cat is a Class C felony punishable with a fine up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment up to 10 months. Any suggestions on what can be done to solve this problem? What makes people as human treat animals as they do without any remorse? Why hasn't any actions been taken?

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Melissa Nia Faizur Alberto Robin Elizabet Dulce Gizzel
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Bullying

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Maisha Sabrina Samantha Daisy Diego
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What would do if you saw someone being bullied or bullying someone else?
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Maisha Sabrina Samantha Daisy Diego
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Food For The Needy

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Lamisa Robin
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I’m a senior from Dr.Maya Angelou Community High School   & we're doing the CAP project for our senior portfolio.My project was the Thanksgiving Food Giveaway.During the giveaway we handed out turkeys,canned goods,boxed foods etc.

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Lamisa Robin
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Immigration

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Kobe Brenda Per1 Per4 Luis Jose Arlyn Per1
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Do you believe that the federal government should give amnesty (Pardon for illegal entry into the country) for immigrants ? Or only to the working class and those who help boost the economy ?

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Kobe Brenda Per1 Per4 Luis Jose Arlyn Per1
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Gangs

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Yeissy Autumn Alberto Christina Ellery Daisy Diego Julissa Michell David
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How can we young teens to stop getting involved in gangs?
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Yeissy Autumn Alberto Christina Ellery Daisy Diego Julissa Michell David
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No Regents in New York

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Anaya Fazil Carlos
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Throughout high school in New York students are required to take regents every year to determine whether or not they can graduate. Do colleges even look at students regents score when looking at the admissions ? Do regents rally effect the college that students apply to?

 

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Abortions

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Autumn Dina Aileen Andrea Epenisa Guillermo
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    This project is about abortions and how pro choice and life can go hand and hand with the argument. The policy we used is Roe V. Wade, which indicates women need to have the choice to pick if they want to keep the child or ending the pregnancy (abortion). Roe V.S. Wade is an case, On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court ruled that the government cannot interfere with a woman’s right to have an abortion. And this policy is used and brought up til this day because people forget the rights that women have over thier own bodies. This project was chosen to make it aware that women have a say now and can´t let the govnerment have a say on their personal life.

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How to reduce Drug Use in LA

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Autumn Gabriela
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Hi my name is Jose Ledesma. We were think of spreading awareness to the youth of today about the effects of drug abuse

-is it a good idea

-any suggestions

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Mia Julissa Andrea Amanda Jailene Ruth Joaquin Korianna Julissa Jorge Cindia Cesar Epenisa Daeqwon Per1 Jose Anna Maria de Los Angeles Manuel Jeramie Mainor David Cassandra Ashley Diego Carlos Christian Brian Francisco Vanessa Richard eric Alexis Andersen Skyla
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California has been pushing to legalize marijuana for awhile, and today patients can use marijuana for medical use. Patients can legally purchase and consume this plant as long as they have recommendation (prescription) from a medical doctor.  In recent years Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana for recreational use and it is taxed by the state. Marijuana may be legal in a state for either medical or recreational use, but it is still illegal federally. Since two other states have legalized marijuana for recreational use and California has legalized it for medical use. Should the rest of the US legalize marijuana us for medical or recreation use? Explain why or why not.

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Mia Julissa Andrea Amanda Jailene Ruth Joaquin Korianna Julissa Jorge Cindia Cesar Epenisa Daeqwon Per1 Jose Anna Maria de Los Angeles Manuel Jeramie Mainor David Cassandra Ashley Diego Carlos Christian Brian Francisco Vanessa Richard eric Alexis Andersen Skyla
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Animal Shelteres

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Do you believe that animal shelters should euthanize animals for reasons like a time limit or because they need to make space?

 

 

Euthanize :  To kill (a person or animal) painlessly

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Police Brutality

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Afdhal Freddy Saud Gilbert Tashira Kaylah Eric Turner Giovanni
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There needs to be some serious punishment for police officers who abuse there power. There also needs to be a law passed that will punish them for there actions. what is your opinion on this topic and what type of should be passed. 

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Afdhal Freddy Saud Gilbert Tashira Kaylah Eric Turner Giovanni
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More Scanners

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Gabriel Carlos
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We are working on placing more scanners in our school  because we have a total of four school in  and with two scanners in our school it is hard to get through scanning without there being such a wreck.

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More Scanners

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Gabriel Gregorio
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Their should be more scanners because if their isn't it would be chaos in the morning and it would cause a lot of kids to be late to class.

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Cyber Bullying

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Cyber Bullying
Bullying is a big issue in America. Bullying is unnecessary and destroys lives. Psychologically kids/students who experience bullying are affected. Their percentage of being successful decreases and feel emotional distress (depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and also decreases their academic achievement). Bullying does not only happen physically or verbally but it also happens through the World Wide Web. Many kids suffer from bullying and a lot of the people who do bully kids are doing it behind the scenes, where it seems like nothing can be done.

 

Over 3.2 million students are being bullied each year. One third of people that are being bullied admit that it also happens through the web (cyber). This becomes a huge effect on their education and their grades and performance drops drastically.

         



Policy - Technology is improving drastically. Each day we discover new ways to connect to the internet. Every second, thousands and thousands of gigabytes data is being used just on social media. And millions of people are sharing information with each other every second. The question is who is monitoring what goes on the cyber world? Is it even safe? The safest law and protection we have that we inforce is the Patriot Act which only protects the U.S. as a whole from any terrorism. In 2007-2014, 23% of students were victims in the period of 7 years. 83% percent of students say bullying has a negative impact on their self – esteem. The goal for the policy is to decrease the percentage of victims who are exposed to cyber bullying and also discipline those who abuse internet rights. To abuse rights is to offend another person or dehumanizing another. No one should be victims of bullying; it destroys lives and can ruin someone’s future. In order for victims of Cyber bullying to decrease, there must be some type supervision or a filter to things that are posted online so that no can be offended. Now offense can vary because some people can take things offensively when no harm was intended. Companies that make product or something that is used by the consumers are responsible for any danger or harm the product could bring to a human being. Social media companies make their websites or media very vulnerable to cyber bullying. Anything can be shared online and not many people will say or report the problem to an older person. Facebook happens to be one of the worst social media websites for bullying. Although Facebook is not responsible for the death or victims of cyberbullying, they do make it accessible and easy attempt and succeed. In this case Facebook and many other Social media companies should discipline those who abuse Internet rights and filter their websites. This would cost money for Social media companies in order to filter or hire extra people to over watch the internet. Now the funding for the Social media companies make a great amount of money so it would not be an issue paying it off.

 

 

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Texting and Driving

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Amardeo Dulce Wyatt Kyle IyariCandelaria Lois Sarah Haley Alejandra Chanho Jesse
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How could we come together as a community to stop people from texting and driving?  Any ideas?

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Amardeo Dulce Wyatt Kyle IyariCandelaria Lois Sarah Haley Alejandra Chanho Jesse
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Rape Policy

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Gilbert
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Our project is about the Rape Policy. The rape policy says ¨The policy of rape is when someone forces another into a sexual act. This is normally charged with a felony of the first degree.¨ 

 

 

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Bullying

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Fazil Kyler Alberto Amanda Cyan Karym Ruth Monte Robin
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If you witness somebody getting bullied would you actually stand up for that person? Or ignore it.
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Fazil Kyler Alberto Amanda Cyan Karym Ruth Monte Robin
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Surveillance Cameras/Street Lights

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Robin Elizabet Diego
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Greetings, Brandon Segoviano and I (Arthur Maldonado), are students attending Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School, we are residents apart of the Zapata/King Neighborhood Council District in the region of South Los Angeles #2, and our topic is on surveillance cameras and street lights. We chose this topic because there has been an increase of violence and crime rates in our neighborhoods. We want to use this in hopes of creating safer neighborhoods for the people of this wonderful community, not only for the present but also for our future generations. 


Does anyone have some insight or ideas that they can share to further our plan to build a better community?

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Robin Elizabet Diego
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School scanners policy change

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The policy my group is working on is trying to change the security scanning policy. We want to change the scanning policy because it is chaos and makes students late when we get in the building. There is no orginization and we would like to make a diffrence and make it less chaotic.

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Restorative Justice Programs for Bullies

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When there is an incident of bullying, a school with zero tolerance policy will be quick to suspend the bullying. While punishing the bully is important, there should an emphasis placed on how effective the punishment is and whether it contributes to healing or reforming the relationship between the bully and the victim.  

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Homeless

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What are the cause that some of the people be homeless? How can we help them?
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Homelessness -Giving back to the community (skid road)

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Skid road has a 50 mile radius of homeless people. As we critique their life style and their environment we do nothing to help them out. As many people pass by they believe they don't care about themselves or things around them. In this civil action project my friend and I are going to help give joy to the community of skid road and put a smile on people who are having hard time, by passing out toys. While we do that we will also learn how the people of the community thrive through their daily life's, what kind struggles they go through, and how do they make best of what they have.
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Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

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        Elder Abuse in Nursing homes are happening in more that 50% in the U.S. There aren't any regulations where there are federal or state officials who visit to make sure everything is going good within the patients and the caregivers. Our goal is to get more regulations enforced where federal or state officials visit a variety of nursing homes between a months span. Also we need the media to get more involved because Elder Abuse happens everyday but we don't hear about it everyday in the media. Please feel free to respond.

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Concussion

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How do you think concussions could affect someone later in life?

Do you think concussions should be handled more strictly?

Do you think that someone who is diagnosed with a concussion shouldn't be able to play at all due to high risks later in life?

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BULLYING

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bullying is one of the main reasons of suicide 

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Beautifying South Los Angeles communities

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In South Los Angeles residents for years have faced a problem with the communities garbage issue. Children walk to school everyday having to pass through a lot of this pollution, some can even be harmful. Local parks as well as contain harmful pollutants where young adults and children go for recreational activities. 
   What do you think about South L.A's garbage problem and are there any ways to reduce the issue ? 
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South Park construction

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  1. Is South Park a place you would consider going to at the moment ?
  2. Do you think it needs remodeled  ?
  3. Do you consider it a safe place ?
  4. Would you recommend someone else South Park as a 'to go' place ?
  5. Are more activities needed?
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Federal Defunding of Planned Parenthood

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Gizzel
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My group is working on bringing awareness to the federal defending of Planned Parenthood in order to prevent it from happening. Any opinions, ideas, policy suggestions, etc. would be very helpful. 
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Homelessness in Soth Central

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Homelessness in south central has been a issue for years now. Many people don't pay attention on the effects homelessness causes on our community and society. We are trying to raise awareness in our community and help prevail the end of homelessness or at least reduce the issue.




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Littering

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Our community our people are not informed on how littering affects our community...littering is a threat to public health and attracts vermin and is a breeding ground for bacteria ... we have to be careful and actually throw away our trash where it goes and not on the streets or etc. How has your community been able to maintain your community clean?

(Edited by Antonio Guzman Jr. - original submission Monday, 30 October 2017, 11:15 PM)

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DACA

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Should DACA be removed?
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Littering

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Not many people in my community understand the consequences in throwing trash in in the streets, sidewalks, parks, etc. What are some solutions to help reduce the amount of littering in my community?
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Homelessness

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Jonathan Ellery Diego
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What do you think we as a community can do to help the homeless ?
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Graffiti

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Jonathan Diego Daisy
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Should we have a legal graffiti wall in south central or in your community.
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Homelessness in South Central

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Alexander
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Homelessness in South Central has been a issue for years now. Many people don't pay attention on the effects homelessness causes on our community and society. We are trying to raise awareness in our community and help prevail the end of homelessness or reduce the issue.
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Ways to reduce drug use in South Central

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Hi my name is Cesar Ornelas. I come to Maya Angelou Community High School. I am a senior there and I wanted to ask for any suggestions you guys might have. 


-How do we reduce drug use in South Central?

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Black Panther Culture Event

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Hi, I’m a senior at Maya Angelou High School. My topic is base on how different organizations in our community that helped better the community or an individual. The Black Panthers Party Culture Event “ Who are we” is the organization I will be working on. Why is the Black Panther party identify as a negative party?
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Black Youth Empowerment

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My name is Zion Cail, I am a senior at Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School. We see more African Americans in jail system than the educational system. I'm working on a youth empowerment assembly at my school I'm getting guidance from my teachers. What have you done in your community to empower youth.
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Neutering dogs

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Robin
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Do you believe that by neutering dogs the percentage of stray dogs will be reduced? 
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Concurrent Enrollment

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Concurrent enrollment is a low-cost, scalable model for bringing college courses to students in urban, suburban, and rural high schools and secondary career centers. It would allow students and community members to gain college credit without leaving their high school. At the moment, San Pasqual does not have any concurrent enrollment courses, limiting students from reaching their full potential. Please take a minute to fill out this short survey to help support of Concurrent Enrollment:  


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSehxVw8BFyj6BC-BICXq95BhHOXvV6SSakALgVn6NBISrAvFw/viewform

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Ways to reduce drug use in South Central

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Diego Carlos
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Hi my name is Cesar Ornelas. I am a senior at Maya Angelou Community High School . And I wanted to ask for suggestions on ways to reduce drug use in South Central
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Black Panthers Culture Event

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Hi, I’m a senior at Maya Angelou High school. The topic I would be focusing on how different individuals parties help better our communities. The Black Panther Culture Event is the individual party I will be working on. What did the Black Panther fight/ stand for ? 
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Littering in South Central, LA

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There is so much trash on the streets of South Central, LA. One of the causes is because the city does not place public trash bins. If the city place at least one trash bin every corner I guarantee there will be less trash on the streets of LA. 

-Your neighborhood needs some help ?

-would you like our future generations to live in trash ?

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Bullying

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Julissa
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How would you feel if your sister/brother was being bullied?
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SFPD Taser Policy

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Do you think a Taser can save someone's life as opposed to using a firearm?


Would it SFPD having Tasers affect the community in a negative or positive way?

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Police Body Cameras

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1. What problem, issue, or policy do you propose to work on?

I propose to work on enforcing the policy, of requiring all state police officers to wear a body camera because if all police officers wore body cameras evidence of how and what happened during a police interaction would be no argument. For example, an article from AmericanQuarterly.org, by Shira Scheindlin, states a case in which 5 officers, under oath said that the suspect had “failed to use a turn signal,” due to this, the officers pulled the suspect over, checked his car, found marijuana and arrest the suspect. However, a video that was recorded from the officer's car, shows that the suspect was immediately arrested and then the officers checked his car. This case clearly showed the importance of camera and how easy it is to lie and get away with unfair treatment. Also, from this case and many others, by enforcing body cameras, officers will become more cautious before using any kind of force, unless lives are in danger.

2. Provide three claims as to why you believe this is a problem, and describe how each claim affects people in your community.   

Firstly, requiring body cameras for all officers provides clear evidence in is a case of discrimination or mistreatment towards or by the officers. This will protect the people in the community by giving them evidence to backup their claims when in such a position. Secondly, enforcing body cameras on officers, will make officers more cautious before using force or discriminating towards someone, due to the fact that they will always be watched. This will protect the people in the community from unnecessary force or discrimination from officers. Lastly, body cameras, will improve citizen behaviors towards officers because knowing that they are being recorded, they have less of a chance of acting up towards an officer. This will improve the community by promoting good behavior from all.

3. How is the problem or issue related to policy?

Enforcing body cameras on all state police officers is related to policy, because it is a policy on it’s own that needs to be enforced amongst all officers. This being a policy, will make it required to follow which will lead to a safer community.

4. Why do you want to work on this? Why do you think it is important? Introduce your claim, supply relevant information and evidence, and provide a concluding statement.

I want to work on this issue to prevent cases like Michael Brown and Eric Garnes, in which police brutality and discrimination has no evidence and the officers can get away with these deaths. In such cases where lives can be taken without cameras, and discrimination can be overlooked.  Body cameras on all state officers are very important to enforce good behavior to and from officers, which from the statistics given by Scheindlin show that after the enforcement of police body cameras, the complaint level of police behavior has dropped immensely


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Underage Drug Abuse

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Michell
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Do you believe that drug abuse underage could decrease if they have more support from adults?
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Create eco-friendly modern school restrooms.

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In San Lorenzo High school, we deal with dirty, unsanitary, uncomfortable restrooms. Especially for women, we would like to achieve having eco-friendly modern restrooms. In order to do so we need to depend less on paper towels, conserve water, and depend more on solar energy that we have access to.

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Red Cross Survival Plan

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Hello, my name is Carlos and in South Central, Los Angeles we don't have a survival plan in case if a disaster strikes. Where do we go if our house can't provide us shelter? I'm asking for suggestions from others so that we can come up with a plan to stick to and prepare in the event of an emergency. 
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Domestic abuse(not normal)

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I'm a student at Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School and my CAP project is to raise awareness for domestic abuse and to stop the idea of it being normalized. 
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winter break

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Do you think the winter break should be longer?

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Bullying

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Where do you think bullying occurs the most?
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Domestic Violence

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Domestic Violence/Abuse is a huge problem in today's world, it is something that could happen to anyone, we would like increase awareness at our High School on how to help victims or those who are experiencing it. Any ideas on how to spread awareness would be greatly appreciated.
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study hall

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does anyone know any ideas on who i should interview for needing a study hall at my highschool?
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